[Battlemesh] [FCC] What hardware still works?

Bastian Bittorf bittorf at bluebottle.com
Tue Feb 23 20:54:41 CET 2016

* Adam Longwill <adam.longwill at metamesh.org> [23.02.2016 19:53]:
> > Anyone have a Explain it Like I'm 5 version out there to help explain?

JTAG: you are talking directly with a chip and pushing bits into it
SERIAL: you are speaking with software (e.g. bootloader or linux)
TFTP: the same but very limited but via network (mostly ethernet)

serial/tftp needs a lot of stuff to work *for* you.
if someone decides to not implement/forbid it,
this will not work for you.

JTAG: it's some layers lower and *meant* for fallback/debug
the chips directly (see wikipedia). this will "always"(tm)
work, but the soldering points are for "advanced" users.
back in the old days i did it several times for the WRT54G...

bye, bastian

PS: @Adam please be more careful howto quote.

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